Posted by Tina
A number of Republican candidates in strong conservative areas held substantial leads prior to election day. They also lost on election day. They won the count of both absentee and in person voters. But they lost those elections. How does this happen?
The party that makes the rules decides the election. Democrats control California politics, and absolute control rarely leads to a just result. Let’s look at the change in election law that made the difference for Democrat candidates in red districts:
In Orange County – once seen as a Republican stronghold in the state- every House seat went to a Democrat after an unprecedented “250,000” vote-by-mail drop-offs were counted, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“People were carrying in stacks of 100 and 200 of them. We had had multiple people calling to ask if these people were allowed to do this,” Kelley said.
Two years ago, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB1921, which legalized the so-called practice of “ballot harvesting.” Previously, only a family member or someone living in the same household was permitted to drop off mail ballots for a voter, but the new (law) allowed anyone – including political operatives – to collect and return them for a voter.
The excuse for the change was that it made it “easier to vote” for many Californians. Yeah, right. The old “easier” for the voter/citizen argument is becoming more mold ridden by the day. The thing that’s “easier” is cheating…doing morally reprehensible things to win elections.
Republicans lost the campaign in California in several ways. Number one, they did not take advantage of the new law the way Democrats did. It’s a distasteful law, but none the less, a legal method and Republicans must realize we are in a fight for the Republic that requires often distasteful activities. Two, Republicans did not focus enough attention (or cash?) on California races…all of the attention went to election fights in the eastern and southern part of the country, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, and others. Three, CA Republican representatives have not fought hard enough regarding restrictions to conservative speech on college campuses, nor educated generally about the importance of free speech. And four, Republicans have not fought hard enough for border security, legal immigration, and the wall.
In a just world I doubt this law would pass the constitutional smell test; I’m certain it wouldn’t pass a morality test. Not when political operatives can bully and harass citizens to “help” them vote. The story above cited an 18 year old girl who wasn’t political and had no intention of voting but was visited four times by left operatives who offered to deliver her ballot for her. In all 250,000 such “votes” in one race were turned in by operatives that had harvested them.
It really does seem that everything Democrats do is tainted and tinged with slime…much like the “legitimate” businesses the mafia ran.